I'd wanted to ask you a little bit, what do you think about my situation, getting accepted in a CC in California. Im an International Student from Austria, and I'd like to apply to some good CC in the CA area like SMC, SB, De Anza or Mt. San Antonio as a transfer degree student.
There are only a few problems:
My so-called Matura grades are not very good, they are like average, because I did a lot of volunteer work and extra-curricular activities and wasted a little bit of my time.
Now I discovered a new opportunity of getting my dream come true: applying at CC to study in the US. My longer-term plan would be to transfer to a well-known USC or even better UC university (like UCLA). After that I want to go to law school or make my master degree at a Ivy league university (or top 20/30 uni).
I know I have to work hard - even harder than ever before - to get good grades, but it is my will.
- school representative, 1year
- representative of vienna's students (area representative), 1year
- made the vienna's students newspaper
- founder & head of the school's own school newspaper, 1year
- active in a students right group, 3 years
- journalist at the students corner of a nation-wide newspaper (DerStandard - they also have a coop. with NYT in the US)
- completed a 6 months training as a leadership & communication consultant
- i held several seminars for students in communications, leadership, motivation skills, team-building etc.
- completed the FCE exam
- two weeks volunteering programm in a asylum for the blind
- two weeks spent in France, Antibes, completed the programm with A2+, highest grade you can get
- played two years in a basketball team
- i play a little bit of piano & guitar
- i speak german, turkish (first language); english (fluently); french (good basic skills); italian (basic skills)
Now I'm arranging my portfolio including:
- TOEFL, grades from high school (Matura/abitur)
What do you think? Is it worth applying at CC? Would they take me with the right TOEFL degree?
I would be grateful for any information!
Thanks a lot!!!